Car companies don't like the idea of a lot of electric vehicles
on the road because they threaten the very profitable structure that gasoline engines offer to car manufacturers, oil companies, and mechanics. This is why so few were sold, and the few that did make it into the public's hands were crushed after the leases
were over. That's the opinion of Doug Korthof, a dedicated electric vehicle driver (among other things) as expressed in this week's OC Weekly
. In the article, Korthof elaborates on why EVs
can help prevent wars, how his solar-powered home actually earns him money from the electric company (well, it would if they paid him what they owe him), and the bright future offered by hybrid
EVs. The piece is a great interview with an opinionated, educated electric vehicle driver. Recommended.
[Source: OC Weekly]